by Anton Shilov
08/17/2005 | 08:50 PM
BenQ, a maker of computer components from
According to associate vice president Alpha Tsai for BenQ’s storage business unit, the company plans to offer blue-laser format DVD-ROM drives based on the Blu-ray platform in the first or second quarter of 2006, reports DigiTimes web-site. Sony also plans to offer PC-use Blu-ray drives in the first quarter of next year, Taiwanese industry sources reportedly pointed out.
In early August manufacturers of optical discs from
Another maker of optical drives, Lite-On, also has not yet chosen which format of the next-generation DVDs to support, but it intends to offer blue-laser optical disc drives when the market emerges, which is the Q1 2005 at the earliest, according to the company.
Blu-ray, also known as Blu-ray Disc (BD) is the name of a next-generation optical disc format jointly developed by thirteen leading consumer electronics and PC companies, such as Dell,